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Folds and the nervous system

Even if folds are responsible for pain,
it only comes later.
First comes a loss of sensitivity.

Folded nerves

A fold mechanically bends and crumples the nerves it crosses in a manner similar to folding a wire.

Folded wire

Transmission may not be affected at first but, as the folding worsens, the signal will weaken.


Folded wire and transmission loss

Loss of transmission at fold crossing

In your body, neurons are like small wires going from tiny sensors in your skin up to your brain.
If their route is contorted, the signal will be affected.
As the folding increases, the sensitivity diminishes and can provoke complete insensibility.

Local numbness

You can find out how folded an area is by passing your nail on it and mapping its sensitivity.

Insensitivity mapped on thumb

Insensible areas mapped in blue

A region can pass from total sensitivity to an unresponsive, dull feeling very rapidly.
The skin in the folded, insensitive sections will also be hard and wooden.
In the center of these unresponsive areas, you will find one or more fold crossings.


Calluses are rough, thickened patches of skin.
They may have an outer layer of dead skin, but the thickening is due to folds.
These areas are often subjected to excessive wear and tear along with prolonged pressure.
Never sand or file them, groom them.
You will have to use extra strength on your nails to get through.
Somewhere in all the hardness, you will find spots with abnormal sensitivity; very little or too much.
Put pressure on those places, they are fold crossings.

Regional loss of sensitivity

When the folding occurs at an articulation, it can stop nervous transmission from reaching entire members.
Folds in the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, ankle, knee and hip areas can bend and entwine the neurones and provoke a gradual loss of perception.

Folds responsible for regional loss of sensitivity

Symptoms may start a slight insensibility in the extremities, but the area will grow.
The folds responsible for this situation were caused by a repeated physical activity.
You must determine which of your actions creates the folds and, if you can, stop doing it temporarily or change the way you do it.
As you groom the articulation, you will feel the sensitivity returning to the regions beyond it.

The body cut off from the brain

Folds in the back of the head, neck and nuque and upper back areas can have a very disabling effect on some people.

Folds at neck level

They cut off the sensibility of entire sections of the body; legs, arms and even the torso.
Symptoms may start with occasional periods of light insensitivity but may lead to almost complete paralysis often accompanied by involuntary nervous shaking or gestures.

Nerves in the neck

A few nerves passing through the neck

Nerves are well protected inside the spinal cord and the skull, but they become vulnerable in the neck area.
This zone is very susceptible to folding because of the weight of the head and the length and the rotation of the neck.
When your head is turned or when your sleeping position is angled, large folds cut deeply into the flesh.

How to groom nervous deficiencies

Grooming to re-establish sensitivity to one part of the body differs from the usual procedure.
Working on the affected region won't do much good.
You first want to locate the place where transmission is blocked, then groom it.
Press your nail along the path followed by the nerves, but insist on articulations and the neck area.
When you groom the spot where the nerves are pinched, you will briefly feel sensibility returning to the dull regions.
Use this information to pinpoint the blockage and groom it until sensitivity is restored.


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